Check out the 2021 Fiddlerman “White Christmas” Group Project.
I, personally, think it's rare to find a video of a violin tune tutorial that shows when/where to shift.
Well, I found one - not the best quality and I posted it in a thread many people may not look at.
Post No.17 - "Cielo Rojo"
Anyone else know of a Fiddle video tutorial that actually shows you where to shift in a piece?
Think they could be very helpful!
@Jim Dunleavy -
Thank you for sharing those helpful videos! The Bach tutorial is especially appropriate for me since Maudmaud has inspired me with her newly posted performance!
Amazing I also found a really great 3-Part Tutorial on the same "Bach Double Violin Concerto" at the "Violin Lab Channel" site on YouTube (will have to see what else they have)!
The 2nd Part has a perfect view of the fingerboard.
Btw, I love Part 1 where she talks about style in playing this piece.
There’s a tune tutorial on this right under our noses! Check out Gibbles in the Fiddlerman “Let It Snow” Christmas project Violin 1 tutorial. 😊
He covers various shifting options for the arrangement.
I’m actually working on this myself right now. I played the Violin 2 arrangement for the project, but I decided to seize the moment and continue working on the Violin 1 part with 4th position. I’m having a good time with this! Aside from the register, there are only a couple of measures that differ between the Violin 1 and Violin 2 arrangements.
In addition to practicing the shifting, I’m working on my 4th position intonation by playing the entire Violin 1 part in 4th position. For the most part, it’s just a matter of moving the Violin 2 part over a string, from beginning on the G string to beginning on the D string, and then of course moving it all up to 4th position. This is working out so well as an exercise since the song is already ingrained in my fingertips from Christmas.
You are absolutely right - Thank you!
I had completely forgotten about the "Let It Snow" tutorial having shifting because I was only focused on playing the Viola part - on my 5-string (no shifting).
You've definitely come up with a good practice strategy!
...now I'm feeling really guilty for not watching ALL of Fiddlerman's tutorials!
The last 2 videos are great, but I don't see any shifting being shown in them.
Am I missing something here?
Sorry, I digressed—no shifting in the Mark O’Connor tunes I posted above.
What I should have said was that in addition to tutorials with shifting, Doree Huneven also has several tutorials of Mark O’Connor's early method tunes. I think his beginner books are a good alternative if people are looking for something that is different from Suzuki.
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